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I think the only point of b3 is to develope your bishop to b2.
No, it is much deeper than that. You are essentially setting up an attack on the kingside from move 1 by placing your queen bishop on the a1-h8 diagonal, so it goes much deeper than that :-)
b3 is not played in a lot of games.For me analzying it will more difficult.Yes you are correct it developes an automatic attack on the king side.I believe that although this attack is strong, no body puts there queen in the corner without some initiative.Maybe the hopes are to make the king castle king side.This attack would take some practice to set up in order for it to work.
To rush the b pawn to b8 quickly and queen, b4 is too obvious though.
e4 d4.In the beginning of the game that does not matter.What matters is putting your pieces in the center.Develop all your minor pieces in less than ten moves etc.Playing b4 is not neccesary because it is weak and will be a huge thingto counter on.If you had a passed pawn you would make it very obvious.You would protect it.Help it to advance.In the beginning of a game trying to get a passed pawn is totally useless.
YourChess, in the opening phases of a move like 1. b3, White is not trying to squeeze advantage out of the move. Instead, he is placing his queen bishop on the a1-h8 diagonal where it influences the center of the board, as well as Black's kingside. From there, he has many approaches, but a popular one is to begin to undermine Black's center (that is, if he has created one). Another popular approach is to immediately go for the Bird with 2. f4 to avoid From's Gambit lines.
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